JEDDAH – Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince, and de facto ruler, Muhammad Bin Salman (MBS) has undergone surgery to get his appendix removed, reported Saudi media on Thursday.
MBS, who is considered Kingdom’s most powerful person, also holds the portfolio of the deputy premier and minister of defense.
The Crown Prince underwent the surgery at King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh on Wednesday morning, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said.
He left the hospital later in the day after the successful surgery.
— Saudi Gazette (@Saudi_Gazette) February 24, 2021
He is also known for introducing a slew of major social reforms in Saudi Arabia where women have now been allowed to join the army after they were permitted to drive vehicles alone.
Some reports claim that he also led the crackdown on his critics including activists, royal family members, and journalists.
He had faced massive criticism over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the kingdom’s embassy in Istanbul in 2018.